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Daily Red Sox Links: Brandon Phillips, Alex Cora, Chris Sale

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Brandon Phillips came through in extremely improbable fashion on Wednesday, and it’s not the first time a new face has come through in a big spot for the Red Sox. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

After the big game, people are already wondering how and if Phillips fits into the playoff picture. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

The Red Sox have had a lot of big wins this year, but Alex Cora says Wednesday’s was the most fun of the season so far. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Part of the reason that win was so wild was that so many regulars got the day off. Expect more of that throughout this month. (Ian Browne;

You may have noticed a bunch of shimmies from Red Sox players on doubles and big singles. Alex Speier has the story. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Chris Sale should be working his way back soon, and according to the ace despite the long absence there was never any major concern with his shoulder. (Calli Remillard;

Steven Wright has looked solid in a bullpen role in a very small sample. Can he work his way into the eighth inning conversation? (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)